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Living the Practice: Anti-Racist in the workplace

Thursday, February 25 (10 am – 11:30 am)
Registration is closed

Sunday, February 28, (10 am – 11:30 am)
Register here before Friday, February 26 @ 3:00 pm

This workshop is an opportunity for participants to impact and shape the work of equity within their place of work. This session will help participants:

  • To have an opportunity to get interactive and real about experiences of anti- Black racism, in the workplace and in everyday life.
  • Address daily interactions in workplace environments and how anti-racist theories can be put into practice.
  • Share examples or solicit advise on how to ensure anti-racist principles are alive within the workforce.
  • Learn about emerging themes and impacts which will be shared at the end of this workshop.


Shequita Thompson-Reid has been working at the intersections of community development and equity for over 15 years. Currently, she brings with her expertise within the fields of Program Development, Youth Engagement, Capacity Building, Housing, Violence Prevention, Conflict Mediation and Equity. She is well versed in working from practices rooted in decolonization and anti-oppression frameworks. Shequita has worked successfully across various organizations to lead and support a range of broad band and high impact outcomes to achieve the desired goals at multi-level and multi-sectoral non-profit and government spaces. Shequita has developed, led and facilitated training and education on Conflict Mediation, Violence Prevention, Equity and Anti-Oppression to name a few. She also excels in coaching and professional development for individuals, executives and organizations looking to engage in change management processes. Shequita also co-founded a grassroots program, Words of Wisdom. This program used books as a catalyst towards having deeper conversations into inter- generational trauma, identity, equity and healthy relationships. In 2015, she traveled to Ghana to participate in a knowledge exchange with young women and girls globally, and developed collaborative strategies to end gender-based violence. She holds an Honors BA from the University of Toronto with a specialization in -Sociology and Gender Studies.

Other Workshops

Workshop 1:

Unpacking the Past and Decolonizing the Future

Wednesday, February 3 (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Sunday, February 7, (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Workshop 2:

Waking Up to a New Reality

Monday, February 8 (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Saturday, February 13 (2 pm – 3:30 pm)
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Workshop 3:

Standing in your Power

Wednesday, February 17 (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Saturday, February 20, (2 pm – 3:30 pm)
Registration is closed

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